Statement from TH Labour on Unite strike action

Statement from TH Labour concerning industrial action announced by Unite members working for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets


Statement from Cllr. Asma Begum shadow cabinet member for the Environment and Climate:

“It will be deeply concerning for residents to learn that Lutfur Rahman’s waste emergency is set to get worse.

For weeks, low pay, short-staffing and poor working conditions have left residents without a functioning waste service. So, it is no surprise that workers have decided to reject what would be real terms pay cut and take industrial action.

10 months ago Lutfur Rahman announced a waste emergency and promised to tackle the increasing levels of waste building up in our communities.

Instead, he has spent over 5 million pounds of taxpayer’s money on political consultants, advisors, and office upgrades.

He turfed council staff out of their canteen just so he could turn the space into his personal office.

Our workers deserve respect from their employer and a fair deal for their work.

Taxpayers deserve a council that keeps their area clean and safe.

Tower Hamlets residents deserve better than Lutfur Rahman and Aspire.”